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Friday, September 23, 2011

Follow Friday (14)

image Q. Do you have a favorite series that you read over and over again? Tell us a bit about it and why you keep on revisiting it?

A. I have never been the kind of reader to reread something once read.  I like the newness of a different story.  Knowing what to expect kinda takes the fun out of it for me.  I have recently found some amazing books that I would want to reread, and they are a series: If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman.  They are vivid and beautiful.  And I want to experience them not as audiobooks (which is how I have read them now), but as actual words on paper.  I want to re-experience the imagery and honesty and grittiness and tragedy. 

Another “series” I want to reread is Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick.  The second book isn’t even out yet!  So, I’ll have to reread book one then book two, once it’s released!  The same is true for Mike Mullin’s Ashfall.  Book two is scheduled for release in 2012 and I’ll have to reread book one before reading it.

And, because I can’t do a Follow Friday without hating on Twilight: I will never read them again.  I would rather burn them instead.

Happy Friday!


Get to reading,
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Reviews of If I Stay and Where She Went will be on the blog soon.
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Click the book cover of Ashes or Ashfall to read my reviews.

*Follow Friday is a blog-hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read*


  1. New Follower,
    I like to reread the Percy Jackson series.

    Donna @

  2. New follower :)

    About to read IF I STAY myself, sounds like a good recommendation from you.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. So many people are saying they're not rereaders. Maybe I'm just unique in that way, but I have a couple books I could read over & over again. I liked If I Stay & Where She Went. The first was such a heartbreaker, though. I don't know if I could read that one again.
    Happy Friday!

  4. I can understand the newness and not re-reading.
    To find out which books I return to and to follow me back (I’m following you now from Follow Friday) check out My Follow Friday post

  5. I actually have If I Stay on my bookshelf right now waiting to be read! Hopefully I can get to it soon if you love it so much! Great answer!

    Here's my FF!

  6. So much Twilight hate...anyway, I like your answer. You know I love rereading books just like I enjoy watching some movies over and over again. ;)

  7. still haven't read if i stay. whats wrong with me!

    I'm your newest follower!
    Care to follow back?

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  8. Happy Follow Friday!

    I hope you will stop by and check out our twitter event going on today!


  9. Hopping through. I loved If I Stay. I'm going to re-read it before I read Where She Went.
    My Hop

  10. I want to re-read the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness. I highly recommend them. I just finished them VERY recently and I am already ready to re-read them. In fact, I would like to listen to them the next time, and then re-read them on paper. They are so great.



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